Exchange

BISC100 is silencing immigrant voices overseas

“You’re all immigrants now,” my first-year professor announced to an audience of mostly white, affluent first-years on exchange in Britain.Continue...

Commerce program to terminate ranking system

After taking a hard look at the stress and anticipation experienced by Commerce students each year, the Faculty of Commerce has decided to eliminate the public ranking system that previously pitted peers against each other.Continue...

It’s about being good, not looking good

In the matter of voluntourism, it’s not about intention at all — it’s about impact.Continue...

I came to university to get away from my parents… not to get new ones

This time last year, when I found out I was going to go on exchange to Queen’s, I was over the moon. I couldn’t wait to head to Canada and experience university in North America.Continue...

Lost in translation

Picture yourself out to dinner with a friend — a pretty standard situation, right? Now substitute a typical dinnertime for 10 p.m. and a friend for your new roommate who you’ve just met.Continue...

Ni Hao, Shanghai

A friend once told me that when you visit China for a week you feel as though you can write an entire novel about it.Continue...

From a castle to Kingston

Aaron Tang’s favourite part of spending first-year at Herstmonceux Castle was weekend trips to Amsterdam and Paris.Continue...

Early exchange prep

In less than a week, I’ll be boarding a plane at Pearson Airport. Seven hours later, I’ll be in the UK, ready to start my year abroad at Durham University. It isn’t far away, but it’s an...Continue...

Exchange diaries Manchester: Student, tourist, artist

Anticipation. Nervousness. Excitement. These were the three overwhelming bundle of emotions I felt all summer before embarking on my trip to England in September.

There were a...Continue...

Exchange diaries Barbados: Heat, housing and hazing

The idea of going on exchange first crossed my mind last October. Since then it has been a very long and arduous process involving lots of meltdowns, paperwork and meltdowns involving...Continue...

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